Our Investing Thesis
The hobby is huge. There is a ton of temptation and FOMO. It's easy to become undisciplined and sloppy in pursuit of making money investing in sports cards.
Our sports card investing thesis is three fold.
1. Don't Chase. The way to make money investing in Sports Cards is NOT to chase the hot players or cards, but to have the ability to identify the NEXT hottest player BEFORE their card prices take off.
2. Stay In The Game. Since each player has a countless amount of cards, it's necessary to stay disciplined in identifying and purchasing cards that will have the ability to rise in value. Go Low / Mid Risk as much as possible. Everyone wants the big names. If the price is already high, then the upside is already baked in. Buy the dip on either the card, the player or both. Have reasonable expectations. Not every card will yield a profit, but overall, if you stay in the game, you should make 20% over the long haul.
3. Be Set Up To Sell. The most overlooked part of profiting in sports card investing is actually being set up to sell your cards. This includes acquiring cards that are frequently transacted, so as to instill confidence in your future buyer by being able to show consistent sales comps. We're not saying not to acquire short prints and variations, but if you're looking to make an ROI quickly, these aren't always the best cards.
There are two windows. The long term window and the flippable window. The long term window is when you believe a player has a season or more of relevant potential "moments" ahead. The flippable window is when a player actually never has to perform well on the field or court, but only has to generate enough "hype" to see an increase in card value.
We know that our background of professional sports front office work and player scouting, high stakes fantasy sports expertise, digital content creation and sales will make our Sports Card Investment Report a critical piece in your pursuit of positive ROI on your Sports Card Investments.
Steph is the complete package. He's also a 2x scoring champ, 2x NBA MVP, 8x All-Star, All-Star MVP this past season and is the NBA's All-Time 3-point leader.
What's kind of interesting is that he's 21st on the NBA's all-time scoring leaders list, but well within reach of several guys in the Top 10.
His popularity with the younger generation of basketball fans is unparalleled, as evidenced by jersey sales.
All signs point to Steph being one of the best long term sports card investments, with even some decent upside in the short term if you're a flipper.
Steph's cards are more affordable now, in August - basketball buying season - and below we focus on which of his cards are worth buying.
The Risk: There really is no risk to investing in Steph Curry cards. The main thing to understand though is that while it should always be easy to liquidate your investments, it may not be as easy to make money on your investment. This is simply because of the high buy-in price. This is because his value should steadily climb, but not spike, and likely never dip huge, making it harder to ever buy low.
If you exercise patience with your Steph investments, you should make a solid, safe return in 10-15 years.